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Fallinlove
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Jersey

I moved from Long Island to Staten Island. I would like to start looking at houses in Jersey in the next couple of years. Looking for a larger house, decent size property good schools and not too far from NY. Do you have any recommendations of areas?

Posted 12/16/20 12:01 AM
 
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Tulips915
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Jersey

I have family in Summit. It's a nice town cute town. The train is about 30 min to Manhattan. The homes are very nice and have good size properties.

Posted 12/16/20 1:13 PM
 

LSP2005
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Re: Jersey

It will depend upon your budget. Can you share a range? Are you more liberal or conservative? How far of a commute? Religion? Are you showy or a saver? Are you a keeping up with the Joneses or down to earth?Different towns have different reputations.

For a thirty minute commute I hope you have a budget of over a million dollars. For a larger home with property and a thirty minute commute you are looking at properties at $1.5 million and up. If you are okay with a slightly longer commute, you can get those things but you are realistically looking at an hour commute and $650k to $900k. Remember NJ taxes are more than Long Island, but NJ schools are ranked number two nationally, whereas NY is ranked much lower (sorry).

Summit is a great town. You would need a $1m minimum budget for a home there.

Message edited 12/16/2020 1:25:22 PM.

Posted 12/16/20 1:20 PM
 

Tulips915
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Re: Jersey

Posted by LSP2005

Summit is a great town. You would need a $1m minimum budget for a home there.

Def not. My family did NOT spend that much. Probably closer to 700-800K. There are some smaller homes. Not all million dollar ones in that town.

Posted 12/16/20 1:29 PM
 

lululu
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Re: Jersey

Montclair and Ridgewood are nice. Morristown but that's a little farther out.

Posted 12/16/20 1:31 PM
 

LSP2005
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Re: Jersey

Posted by Tulips915

Posted by LSP2005

Summit is a great town. You would need a $1m minimum budget for a home there.

Def not. My family did NOT spend that much. Probably closer to 700-800K. There are some smaller homes. Not all million dollar ones in that town.

op asked for a larger homes Yes, you can get a really small home in Summit for 800k, but not one of the larger homes with land.

Posted 12/16/20 2:03 PM
 

SLPRunner
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Jersey

My aunt lives in the freehold area, in manalapan. Good schools. Any of the towns there are nice. Marlboro is another one.

Posted 12/16/20 3:02 PM
 

RainyDay
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Re: Jersey

Posted by SLPRunner

My aunt lives in the freehold area, in manalapan. Good schools. Any of the towns there are nice. Marlboro is another one.



We live in the area and love it. A lot of transplants from Staten Island. A lot commute by bus to NYC but closer to an hour or more.

I think a few others live in the area too.

Message edited 12/16/2020 4:04:32 PM.

Posted 12/16/20 4:02 PM
 

MarathonKnitter
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Re: Jersey

i used to live in Hamilton Square - Mercer County.
it's east of Trenton and south of Princeton.

i loved it, there. i only left because 90% of my family is on the west coast.

Posted 12/16/20 7:10 PM
 

EricaAlt
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Re: Jersey

Posted by RainyDay

Posted by SLPRunner

My aunt lives in the freehold area, in manalapan. Good schools. Any of the towns there are nice. Marlboro is another one.



We live in the area and love it. A lot of transplants from Staten Island. A lot commute by bus to NYC but closer to an hour or more.

I think a few others live in the area too.



Me!! I'm a Marlboro girl and we LOVE it here. You can get a nice house anywhere from about 5K (that will probably need some updating since most are from the 70's and the people leaving are moving to the 55 plus) up to 9K. Depends on where. I have a a bit over a half acre and we love it. Great schools and neighbors. Most are moving here from Staten Island. We are about an hour commute to the city and about 15-20 mins to the shore.

Posted 12/16/20 7:32 PM
 

Fallinlove
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Jersey

Erica how far is your drive to Staten Island from Marlboro?

Posted 12/19/20 11:34 PM
 

Fallinlove
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Jersey

Rainy-can you please tell me all the nice areas by you or areas people like to move to

Posted 12/19/20 11:35 PM
 

Fallinlove
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Jersey

Lsp-what are the nicest areas closest to Staten Island? Don’t want to go too far

Posted 12/19/20 11:37 PM
 

EricaAlt
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Re: Jersey

Posted by Fallinlove

Erica how far is your drive to Staten Island from Marlboro?



Not bad at all. Most of my neighbors are from Staten Island Chat Icon
They commute to see their family.
Obviously depends on where but could be anywhere from25-45 mins. Take 9 to the GSP to the SI exit

Posted 12/19/20 11:51 PM
 

LSP2005
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Re: Jersey

Red Bank, Spring Lake or Cranberry. But you have to be really mindful of flooding and flood plane maps. I think Erica lives closer to those areas. I am sending you a FM.

Posted 12/20/20 12:36 PM
 

MrsWoods
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Jersey

Ridgewood is beautiful. I have family who moved their from Queens and they love it. They work in NYC and its not that long of a commute.

Posted 12/20/20 1:49 AM
 

ali120206
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Jersey

My friends from Staten Island who went to NJ have relocated to Middletown, Freehold, Lincroft and Manalapan.

Posted 12/20/20 2:13 AM
 

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Re: Jersey

Posted by lululu

Montclair and Ridgewood are nice. Morristown but that's a little farther out.



Love these towns. Ridgewood has a yummy pancake place.. I always go back to food: Chat Icon

I also like Clinton, it’s so cute.

Posted 12/20/20 1:23 PM
 
 

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